FINE GIRL

Posted in Eject by - November 07, 2016
FINE GIRL

Title: FINE GIRL (Full Story)

Starring: Belinda Effah, Ozzy Agu, Lota Chukwu

Synopsis:
A young woman resorts to prostitution to raise money but her decision later stands to jeopardize her relationship with the man of her dreams.

Review:
Chika (Lota Chukwu) had to drop out of school in order to work because her father was hospitalized and his fees were mounting. At the advice of a friend, she joined an “escort” service which she believed to be a lucrative business for fast cash.

Her father passed away but she continued turning tricks until the answer to her troubles came in the form of a wealthy man. At first she resisted love but after some persistence she later caved to the desire for a serious relationship.

Just when things started to look up, the disapproval of her fiance’s well-to-do family and the exposure of her “night job” threatened the success of their union.

Let’s Talk. Yet another bout with prostitution but this time the women were referred to as “escorts.” The lead character’s excuse was to pay her father’s expenses but she continued to hook up with men even after he died which, made no sense since she initially felt the business was beneath her.

As life would have it, the man of her dreams found out about her shady career and instead of shunning her, he still wanted to marry her. This was a significant part of the story because although it was gracious of her boyfriend to disregard her past, it was also unlikely in terms of real life.

The story was made up of two overused themes – 1) prostitution where boyfriend finds out and 2) the storyline where parents disapprove of their children’s spouse. (Yawn…) It then ventured into social status and went downhill from there.

There was nothing remotely interesting about this movie. The story was drab and so were the characters. Making matters worse was its’ ambiguous conclusion. I’m not sure what to make of the ending other than chalking up the entire movie to fantasy.

Performances? B-

Sound and video quality were satisfactory.

Writer, Uduak Isong Oguamanam has a library of better movies. This one was just more African movie fluff. EJECT

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10 Comments on "FINE GIRL"

  • NSA

    You absolutely are a sad person. You have no clue what a good movie is. This movie was wonderful, minus the fake hair and accents in a few scenes. If you did not see the good in this film, then I worry about your taste in general.

    • TalkAfricanMovies

      Hey NSA,

      The reason I started this website was due to conversations I would have with my friends about films. It always amazes me how movies affect people so differently. I assure you that there’s no need to worry about my taste. We’re all entitled to our opinions about clothes, wine, cars, and yes, movies. What we choose defines who we are and quite frankly we don’t always have to agree. Calling someone “sad” because they disagree with you is unnecessary. Obviously, we have contrasting definitions of what a “good” movie is. Somehow you saw value but I came away unimpressed. I stand by my feelings and I thank you for sharing yours. All the Best! 🙂

  • I really loved this movie… Didn’t like the ending tho.

  • Kemi Sharpe

    Movie was a complete waste of my time.i must share the same taste in movies with the reviewer because I only looked at the review after watching the movie and was glad to see the review.i watched it on the recommendation from another website.

    • TalkAfricanMovies

      Hi Kemi, unfortunately the industry seems to be about quantity and not quality. They churn out tons of movies every week and most are not good…like this one.

  • Yemmy

    I agree with the review! The end particularly pissed me off! Uduak didn’t get it right with this one!!!!

    • TalkAfricanMovies

      Yemmy, good movies are few and far between.

  • Beatrice Ojoka

    does the movie has part 2( fine gilr)

    • TalkAfricanMovies

      Not that I know of.

  • MOMARAH

    The movie is intresting but won’t be nice if it ended there. The suspense is there for part two, let the producer take it up from there.

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